Terry Conlon

Co-opted Governor

Term of office ends 31st March  2023

Chair of Governors

Chair of Resources Committee

Full voting rights


I have been a governor at Heaton School since 2007.  I worked in Education / Young Peoples Department of Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council until my retirement in 2007. I was an Education officer responsible for schools finance.  I have previously been a Chair of Governors in a primary school in Stockport.

I have a wide and detailed knowledge of education in Stockport as well as knowledge and experience of  best financial management practices, internal control and auditing; budget setting and monitoring; school funding and analysing data. I have considerable experience of strategic leadership.

I am married with two sons and two grand children who attend a Stockport primary school.





Jonathan Curtis


I have been Headteacher since September 2018, I was previously the Deputy Headteacher since Jan 2015.

My background and training is as a PE Specialist working initially in mainstream PE moving over to an emphasis on students with additional needs through exposure to the School Sports Coordinator role that saw me teach in all Special settings a PRUs in Stockport while based at Heaton School. After this I became the PE lead teacher at Piper Hill Specialist Support School in Manchester before securing the Deputy Head position here at this amazing school.

My experience in a number of school settings enables me to bring a fresh approach to an already outstanding school at an exciting time in the development of Heaton School.

Out of school I enjoy spending time with my wife and 2 sons. I’m a real sports enthusiast and enjoy, running, playing and coaching Hockey, coaching Football at Stockport County Colts and watching Manchester City F.C.




John Taylor

LEA appointed Governor

Term of office ends 31st August 2024

Safeguarding Governor

Member of Teaching & Learning Committee

Full voting rights


I have been a governor at Heaton School since 2007. I am a local Councillor for  Heatons North and have strong links with the local community and the local council. Over the last 30+ years I have served as a governor at 5 schools in 3 education authorities. I have extensive experience of looked after children, serving on Stockport Council’s corporate parenting working party which oversees how the council supports children and young people in public care. I am also a member of the fostering committee which approves and monitors foster carers and the quality of the fostering relationship.  I used to lead a behaviour and education support team for a cluster of 5 Manchester schools.

I have extensive knowledge and understanding of safeguarding, behaviour management, looked after children and post school opportunities and provision.

I live locally in the Heatons and have 7 grown up children.



Angela Ashworth

Parent Governor

Term of office ends 31st August 2025

Health and Safety Governor

Member of Resources Committee

Full voting rights
I have served as a governor at Heaton School since 2010. I have been associated with the school since 2008 when my daughter joined as a pupil. She has now left and attends a residential specialist college. This has given me immense insight to the challenges Heaton’s  pupils face. I also held the position of Chair of the PTA at my daughter’s primary school.

I am a retired registered general nurse with midwifery, occupational health and safety training. I spent the first years of my career in hospital settings and then the latter as an Occupational Health  Adviser for the BBC covering the North Of England. I was part of the Health and Safety Committee and managed my own department including recruitment and budgeting. I have subsequently worked as an independent adviser for various organisations.

I bring to the governing body my skills and experience in Health and Safety, recruitment, budget setting and monitoring and post school opportunities and provision.

I am married to a local GP and we have 4 children and three grandchildren between us.


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Alice Heywood

Co Opted governor

Vice Chairman of Governors

Chair of  Teaching and  Learning  committee

Full voting rights

I was originally elected as a parent governor and have become a Co Opted Governor in 2021 . My daughter currently attends Heaton.

Duncan Reynolds


Elected Staff Governor

Member of Resources Committee

Full voting rights

Information to follow






Paul Etches

Elected Parent Governor

Term of office ends 30th January 2024

Member of resources Committee

Full voting rights

I have been a parent governor since March 2020 and my daughter has attended the Heaton School for the last 7 years and thoroughly relishes every day she spends there. I currently work as an Operations Manager for the British Red Cross across the North of England and previously served with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service for 31 years.
I applied for the role as I wanted to be able to support the school continue to deliver high quality learning for all that attend whilst supporting the staff team in their work by bringing previous and current work experience to the role.





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Paul Rawcliffe


I am a paretnt governor at Heaton. My Son is currenlty attending the Post 16 department.

I have worked in engineering since leaving school and volunteer at a local Scout group as well as my work with the school






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Ian Heywood

I am a Parent Governor at Heaton and have been in post since 2023. My Grandson attend the school.









Ian Heywood and Paul Rawcliffe Elected Parent Governors Feb 2023, biography and information pending 

Heaton School
St James Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4RE
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